Brevard County

October 27 - November 4, 2017
Registration closes at 10:00am on October 23, 2017.
(Course Code: M17-05)

Classroom Facilities Information

UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension Office
3695 Lake Drive, Cocoa, FL 32926

Barrier Island Center (Day 2)
8385 S Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951

St Sebastian River Preserve State Park (Day 4)
1000 Buffer Preserve Dr, Fellsmere, FL 32948

Instructors Information

Leads: Holly Abeels, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Brevard Co. Extension
Tracey Wright, Park Ranger/Naturalist, City of Palm Bay Parks and Recreation
Phone: 321-633-1702 x235 (Holly)
Email: habeels@ufl.edu
Website: http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu


Tentative Course Agenda

*Times are approximate. Schedule is subject to change .
Day 1 Friday, October 27, 2017 (Brevard Co. Extension Office)
5:00pm - 6:00pm Welcome, Introductions, Pre-test and Ice-breaker
6:00pm - 9:00pm Presentation: Surveying and Monitoring Herpetofauna



Day 2 Saturday, October 28, 2017 (Barrier Island Center)
9:00am - 12:00pm Guest Speakers and Activities: Sea Turtles & Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring
12:00pm - 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm - 3:00pm Guest Speaker: Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring
3:00pm - 5:00pm Presentation: Surveying and Monitoring Mammals


Day 3 Friday, November 3, 2017 (Brevard Co. Extension Office)
5:00pm - 7:00pm Guest Speakers & Activities: Bat and Frog Monitoring
7:00pm - 9:00pm Field Trip/Activity: Viera Wetlands, Bat and Frog Monitoring


Day 4 Saturday, November 4, 2017 (St Sebastian River Preserve State Park)
9:00am - 12:00pm Guest Speakers & Activities: Bird Monitoring
12:00pm - 1:00pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Presentation: Surveying and Monitoring Birds
3:00pm - 5:00pm Post-test and Wrap-up




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